Woot woot! My finger tips currently look like beautifully wrapped Christmas presents, thanks to Jamberry Nails
! Admittedly, I had heard about these before and saw them mentioned in People Magazine but I had zero clue what was so special about them, if I needed to go somewhere to have them applied or what the whole deal was. My sister-in-law recently became a sales rep for the company so, of course, I had to check more into it.
Now, I’m a fairly “crunchy” Mama, as regular readers know; we cloth diaper, try to eat primarily organic, cook from scratch with fresh ingredients and go phthalate/chemical/synthetic free whenever possible. That being said, I do like visiting a nail salon once in a while and enjoy the time out of the house, prettying it up and taking a break in order to get a nice manicure. That and hairspray are two things I will still indulge in whenever given the opportunity- I’m weak I tell ya, weak!
Anyway, nail polish never lasts long in a house with four children, dishes to do, things to scrub and, to make matters worse, I’ll chew my nails. It’s gross, I know, but I hate when they start growing the littlest bit because I can’t stand being able to see the underneath of them. I do that or will need to have them painted constantly, which I pick at polish, and that just ends up a futile endeavor.
With Jamberry Nails, I’ve been able to grow my nails longer, have them protected, I don’t want to chew or peel chipping polish off (as it doesn’t happen) and the vinyl covering will strengthen my nail to boot. It seems much better than a trip to a nail salon, where they’ll file down my nails until they’re ruined, super glue tips on and use a bunch of chemicals to build up a fake nail. It’s cheaper too!
It’s not a perfect product where PVC is concerned, if I am going to be entirely honest, but I eliminate the inhalation of scents, as well as the need to remove it with acetone. Points for that.
They’re easy to apply too! Supplies required;
Scissors and/or nail scissors, a nail file, Jamberry wraps, tweezers (or something to hold the wrap with while you heat it), a hair dryer, that cool stick doo dad (not entirely necessary but I like it) and a glass of wine. The glass of wine may not be your preferred beverage of choice, although I highly recommend it. Yes, it is required for manicure- trust me.
For each nail, you trim the wrap to size, heat them up for 3-5 seconds one by one and stick them to your nail. Try to not touch skin or the nail bed, then apply a good deal of pressure while you smooth out everything perfectly. The adhesive will keep the wrap on your nails for about 2 weeks, while maintaining their perfect look the entire time, and they will last even longer on toes.
Check out the final, picture perfect result too!
How gorgeous and festive do those look?
This is only my second time applying these wraps, the first being a tester on my pinky finger only, so I would say that I’m a newb to the nail world. I am not a professional, by far, and can manage to do these without issue. They are a cinch to deal with, very simple instructions are provided, and there is a wide array of options available in the online shop, which you can access here.
One of the best things about Jamberry is that it is also incredibly easy, unlike with ordinary polish, to make your lead hand look as nice as the other! See how mine compare?
I did both myself and they look the same, which is a first for me. Plus, there is no drying time and no post-mani screw ups the second you’re done.
I love the massive array of design options listed on the site, as well as the “buy 3, get one free” option because it makes some Christmas gifts a no-brainer for me. Always handy this time of year, especially with the festive prints available.
If you order via the Facebook shop, international shipping is possible so be sure to get in touch with Ash if you’re living overseas and want to hop on the jamwagon! I have already gone ahead and ordered a poinsettia print for my following set and, thank you to Ashley, my sister-in-law, your next jamicure could be on us!
You will get the print pictured throughout this review;
the Santa Suit print, found on this page here
Enter below but, if you want to peruse her Facebook page for more info, some neat contests and to see more photos of the beautiful options available then feel free to join Ashley’s Jam Shop
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